Young Kato initially hit you with the depth of the front man Tommy Young’s vocals, soon to be surrounded by the atmospheric backing vocals and instrumental that metaphorically struts along side both, exuberant with attitude and strength.
For such a young band these guys have something seriously developed about their production and lyrics, with a sound more mature than they should rightfully propose. It works and it’s catchy, not in predictability of a repetitive pop style, but in a foot-tapping, bad ass strutting like Jagger sense; slapped with melodic emotional waves synonymous with REM, Bloc Party and Editors.
Their EP ‘Young Kato’ to be release September 9th is easy but evocative listening, if these lads have more of this up their sleeves we are sure to be hearing far more about them in the coming months.
‘Drink Dance Play’ spikes indulgences of their youth, whilst track ‘Life’s Good’ offers a mature tone of pace and lyrics.
Cat Foley : www.survivalsurvival.com
Orginally written and published in OurZone Magazine